Friday, September 28, 2012

Happy Birthday, Edible Monterey Bay!

Guess who's turning one?!? Edible Monterey Bay that's who.

And, in typical Edible-style, they are celebrating with a lavish Farm-to-Table Wine Dinner at Live Earth Farm on Saturday, October 13th. Click here to read the event preview.

A few things to note...

The anniversary party takes place at Live Earth Farm, a small family farm nestled in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains near Watsonville, and kicks off with a tour by Tom Broz. Tom and his family founded the farm that also houses the nonprofit Live Earth Discovery Program, a program that provides local school children with hands-on education about organic and sustainable food systems.

After the tour, guests will enjoy a reception featuring delicious local wines. I don't know the full line-up, but I do know that Heller Estate Organic Vineyards will be pouring. And for those who aren't imbibing, 3 of a Kind will be serving up their sparkling, seasonal libations.

Brad Briske, who is currently running the charcuterie program at Casanova restaurant in Carmel, will be preparing an all-organic and local five-course dinner. I haven't seen the menu yet, but I can only imagine the deliciousness we'll be enjoying. Also involved in the dinner prep will be Food What?!, Lightfoot Industries, Pie Ranch and the Santa Cruz Regional Occupational Program.

Lastly, the 2012 Local Heroes Awards will be presented followed by a kick off the vote for the 2013 Local Heroes.

The $75 ticket price is all-inclusive, covering dinner, wines from local vineyards, tax and tip. As seating is limited, Edible Monterey Bay encourages you to purchase your tickets soon. You don't want to miss out. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the post to buy tickets. I just found out that I get to go cover it. So, I hope to see you there!

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